I’m sure it’s been said before, and elsewhere, and in my own writing, but I’m just really amazed how quickly the Apple iPhone/iPod Touch gaming and App thing has grown.
Yes, there are tons of crap games there, shovelware at best, and many devs can’t compete in a “lowest price wins” environment, and I think these issues need to be addressed by Apple.
But think of it this way: what other device do you have on your person all the time that can play the level of quality games we used to associate only with the PSP/DS market? None, I’d wager. Android is a new contender, and it’ll be interesting to see where it goes in the next few months as it achieves some sort of market penetration and non-geek mindshare.
What Apple got right, I think, is similar to what Nintendo has done: move your device from the bleeding edge of technology/feature set to the more comfortable center of well-designed human interface and “cool” factor mind share.